Dr Jim Clemmet

“Beagle2 : Our Journey to Mars”

  Abstract:

 Using a photographic record, the development of Beagle2 is explored from the early concept to a successful Launch from Baikonur on 2nd June 2003. Probe operations during the Cruise Phase towards Mars and the final leg down to the planet’s surface on Christmas Day 2003 are described. Finally the on-surface mission is presented, illustrating the breadth of the science objectives.